The Melrose Center at the Downtown Orlando Library

101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801 Orlando, FL USA

April 23, 2016 @ 8:30amApril 24, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Registration for Space Apps is Closed

Join us for the 2nd annual Space Apps Challenge in Orlando!

The best teams at Space Apps are made of people with different skillsets. So don't be put off by thinking you're not "techie" enough; you could be the one to turn your team's idea from average to awesome! Whether you're a designer, engineer, writer, artist, developer, student, entrepreneur, project manager, or jazzed-up space nerd, we want you to bring your enthusiasm to creating solutions to some of NASA's challenges in this year's hackathon. Anyone and everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level or background - just bring your brain, laptop, and passion for space.

There will be prizes/awards for the best projects and two local teams will be nominated for the international challenge judged by NASA executives!

Come build amazing apps, data visualizations, and other solutions to further space exploration, life on earth, and NASA missions.

Event Information

How/When Do I Form A Team?

You can form your team at any time. If possible, we recommend that you form at least the foundation of your team prior to the event. You can then complete your team by adding 'free agents' at the event to round out your team.

If you do not have a team prior to the Space Apps weekend - don't worry!!! Register and show up and we'll make sure that you find a team that can benefit from your skills and insights.

Where Is The Data?

Use the following resources on this Github page to supplement your solutions to each Space Apps challenge!

You'll also find contact info for the challenge owners of each Challenge page on this site. Feel free to reach out to them with questions and for clarifications. The Kennedy Space Center challenge creator will be on-site on Saturday to assist teams with those specific challenges.

Be sure to visit to explore NASA data sets and familiarize yourself (and your team) with the data prior to the Space Apps Challenge event.

Check out our Hackpad HERE for information about specific projects as well as general information about the event.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has made available FREE cloud credits to Microsoft Azure. Jump start your project with Azure and API resources available at: If you need technical help with your hack, email the Microsoft Team at: As a reminder, Microsoft is also offering the Microsoft Azure Challenge designed to complement existing Space Apps Challenges. Leverage one or more Microsoft Azureservices to develop an innovative solution to any of the 2016 Space Apps Challenges and your solution could be eligible win the Microsoft Azure Challenge.

The Melrose Center

The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center is a state-of-the-art multimedia hub located on the 2nd floor of the Downtown Orlando Library. The Center offers access to hardware, equipment, software, support and programming to inspire and invigorate creativity and accomplishment. We're excited to have Space Apps in this amazing venue.


A parking garage is situated directly across the street, making for easy access.


Saturday April 23, 2016

  • 8:30 am Registration Opens/Light snacks/Mingling
  • 9:00 am Opening remarks/Overview of challenges
  • 9:30 am Choose teams/challenge and team communicator/Start innovating
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00 pm Resume working on challenges
  • 6:00 pm Team progress briefings
  • 6:30 pm Dinner break
  • 7:30 pm Resume working on challenges
  • 11:00 pm Go Home/continue work elsewhere

Sunday April 24, 2016

  • 8:30 am Brief announcements
  • 8:45 am Resume work on challenges
  • 12:00 pm Lunch break/Teams ask for help
  • 1:00 pm Resume working
  • 4:00 pm Project deadlines, begin uploading to official site, tech check for presentations
  • 4:30 pm Presentations
  • 5:15 pm Judges voting
  • 6:00 pm Awards/Closing Remarks
  • 6:30 pm Event ends
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